My PSP slim recently started having odd problems with home and start buttons. During a game, when I press the Home button, the Exit screen pops up but I cannot choose "yes" (The highlight is on No and is not flashing). Also, start button does not respond. Also in game it was as if i was holding down buttons..
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I beleave i have found a solution to this problem.
some one told me the problem lies in the home /start/volum bar. and i would have to buy a new bar
I unpluged the bar and went it to a game and sure enoff that was the problem. I dident have the money to buy a new bar so i tryed to fix it my self..
I found that on the bar it looked as if it was burned or it had rusted so i got a screw driver and simply scraped it off. IT STARTED TO WORK RIGHT AGAIN!!! =)
WARNING I will not be held responaable thoe if somthing goes wrong!! (you have to be carefull!!)
1.) Take off the psp cover/case
2.) there is a thin film on the home bar .Just lift the plastic on top but dont remove the whole thing just half way down the bar.then remove (if you have it) the rust/burnt area. with a screw driver just scrap it until its gone.
3.) lay the film back down and put psp back together.
4.) make sure it is inline again
this worked for my (psp slim 2001 CFW)
BUTTT!!! If you have this problem you better off just getting a whole new start bar on (ebay)
its better off in the long run but why not try it if your going to get a new start bar for your psp..